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16 August 2014 - 25 January 2015

"Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888"

Commemorating the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, this exhibition introduces viewers to the maps that charted the state's development-from unexplored colonial territory to the first scientifically-surveyed state in the Union. Coastal charts, manuscript road maps, and early state maps provide a historical background to the major focus of the exhibition: the state's first wall maps and county atlases. The large scale of these maps allowed mapmakers to include the names/locations of nineteenth-century merchants and farmers, hence personalizing local history.

For the exhibition poster, click here: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/new-jersey/nova-caesarea-exhibition-poster.pdf


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